The 21st Century Fire and Emergency Services

In July of 2020, the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) and the Center for Public Safety Excellence(CPSE) released the 21st Century Fire and Emergency Services Report. I had the honor of co-chairing that report with Pat Martel, …

I Picked A Bad Week to Stop

You may recognize this line from the 1980 comedy “Airplane!” when Lloyd Bridge’s character used it several different times about a bad habit; he quit “that week.” He said it each time after another stressful event occurred while trying to solve the pro…

EMS Workforce Capacity Survey

As the nation continues responding to COVID-19, it is important that we continuously assess the impact that the virus is having on our own workforce. The IAFC, along with other national EMS organizations, are requesting fire chiefs complete a survey to…

Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program

The ODMAP team continues to evaluate and analyze overdose data to better understand patterns and alert public health and safety partners of drug overdose trends. This study is an attempt to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on overdoses, and spe…